Join us as we celebrate National #HotDogDay!!
Our friend, Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures, invited our Festive Foodies group to celebrate National Hot Dog Day.
I'm all about hot dogs, especially in the Good Ol' Summertime. Nothing is easier than throwing dogs on the grill when you would rather be playing outside than cooking. They are great for eating outside too. Heck you don't even need a plate!
But you can elevate that plain old dog into a masterpiece too. I have made homemade Coney Sauce when feeding a crowd. I have made Mummy Dogs to celebrate Halloween. I have wrapped them in Pretzel Dough, Crescent Rolls and cut them up for Nachos.
So when faced with this event, I wanted to share something different. I found a recipe from Bon Appetit, way back from July of 2009, and knew it would be perfect.
I adapted the recipe slightly using a Bock beer instead of Porter and a Cherry Wheat Beer instead of the Raspberry Lambic. Other than that it's the same because, realistically how else can you change it LOL.
Start off by braising some refrigerated sauerkraut in the Cherry Beer. Add some brown sugar to tone down the sourness a bit.
Then braise the dogs in beer until they are nice and plump.
Then it is just a matter of grilling the dogs for about 3 or 4 minutes. Just long enough for them to have nice grill marks and be caramelized. YUMMO!!
Let's take a look at what the others are sharing for National Hot Dog Day...…
- Beer Braised Hot Dogs and Sauerkraut by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Bison Dogs with Drunken Onions by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Homemade Hot Dog Buns & Chili Dogs by Amy's Cooking Adventures
- New England Hot Dog Buns by Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Pretzel Dog Bites by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
- Sloppy Joe Dogs by Jolene's Recipe Journal
- Southwestern Hot Dogs by The Freshman Cook
And here is my recipe...….
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Pork, Lunch, Dinner,Sausage, Hot Dogs, Grilling, Braising
Yield: 8 Hot DogsPin it
Beer Braised Hot Dogs and Sauerkraut
prep time: 5 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 20 mins
Hot Dogs braised in Dark Beer until they are nice and plump, then cooked on the grill until browned and caramelized topped with Sauerkraut that has been lightly sweetened with brown sugar and braised in a fruity beer.....
8 Hot Dogs
8 Hot Dog Buns
1 pkg. refrigerated sauerkraut
1 bottle or can of Dark Beer, I used Shiner Bock
1 bottle of can of Fruity Beer, I used Cherry Wheat
1/3 c. brown sugar
Place the sauerkraut, dark beer and brown sugar into a medium pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and braise for about 10 minutes or until the hotdogs are done.
Place the hot dogs in a skillet with the fruity beer, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until hot dogs plump up. About 5-7 minutes. Remove the hot dogs from the beer and place on a hot grill. Cook until grill marks appear and the hot dogs caramelize.
Place onto buns and top with the beer braised sauerkraut.
Recipe adapted from one found at Bon Appetit
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